Google and HP announce the Chromebook 11
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Google released the Chromebook Pixel earlier this year, a notebook that offers an impressive pixel density which ensures a sharper image than the MacBook Air's display but its premium pricing and the limited features packed by Chrome OS did not help it become popular. Now things may change with the new Chromebook 11, a low priced ultrabook designed by Google and HP.
Available in black or white with blue, red, yellow or green color accents, the Chromebook 11 packs the following specs:
- Processor: dual-core Samsung Exynos 5250
- Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB SSD and 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage (free for two years)
- Display: 11-inch IPS with 1,366X768 pixels and 176-degree viewing angles
- Camera: VGA webcam
- Connectivity: micro USB, SlimPort video out, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 2XUSB 2.0
- Operating system: Chrome OS
- Autonomy: 6 hours on one charge
The HP Chromebook 11 is the first Chromebook to be powered by a micro USB charger which can also be used to charge a tablet or a smartphone. This ultrabook is fanless and weighs 2.3 pounds.
Starting at only $279, the Chromebook 11 will begin shipping on October 16 and it can already be found on Best Buy, Amazon, Google Play and HP Shopping in the United States, as well as through various retailers in the United Kingdom. Other countries that sell Chromebooks will receive it in time for the holidays. A LTE version is also expected to arrive later this year.